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I believe in moderation of certain things — coffee being one of them. I love having a cup of coffee after CrossFit in the AM. It gives me the same feeling that eating a warm bowl of oatmeal used to. So now that I know it may help lower my risk, no more apologies!
Are you drinking a cup of coffee right now? Congratulations, you may be lowering your risk of stroke, according to study of nearly 35,000 women published Thursday in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
The study led by Susanna Larsson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm followed women aged 49 to 83 for an average of 10 years, and found that those who drank more than one cup of coffee a day had a 22% to 25% lowered risk of stroke, compared with women who drank less. Further, the study found, drinking little or no coffee was actually associated with a slight increase in stroke risk.
I am not one to say cut out all caffeine. I believe moderation is the key to anything — so if you enjoy the one cup a day — I personally do not think that’s an issue but then again I am not a doctor. Some people say you have to cut it out completely — that it has a ton of health implications and most of them not good – so why bother. Well if you do find yourself being one of those that goes a bit overboard with coffee — and are looking for some suggestions on how to kick the habit — here’s some advice for you.
How do you know you’re addicted?
Simple, when you try to stop, you get a pounding headache — that can’t be healthy.
The only way out is to cut it out! The good news is that you don’t have to go cold turkey. Here’s my prescription. Start by taking magnesium supplements. You’ve been losing magnesium for as long as you’ve been drinking coffee, so it’s time for payback. Magnesium citrate powder is a good form to begin with. You can also find magnesium glycinate and magnesium dimalate pills in health food stores or online. Unless you are extremely constipated, stay away from magnesium oxide because it’s only 4 percent absorbed so the other 96 percent can act like a strong laxative.
It’s a Starbucks Happy Hour!!
Between May 7 and May 16, enjoy a half-price Frappuccino® blended beverage at participating Starbucks in the afternoon – 3 to 5 p.m., to be exact.
The results of a long-term study on the impact of coffee consumption on aggressive prostate cancer indicate there may be tangible health benefits. A study that lasted 20-years and included nearly 50,000 men showed that regular coffee consumption reduced the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer. Those men who consumed 6 cups of coffee daily saw a 41% reduction in their risk of developing the disease.
I love my coffee in the AM – and my trainer says no coffee! Just water! Well – I think everything in moderation – the one cup I have a day is good after all!
Interval training is high intensity work, interspersed with short intervals of rest. The main idea: rest intervals allow more work to be completed at a higher level of intensity than can be accomplished with steady state training.
We all remember eating ramen in college — well that’s not entirely true. I don’t think I did to be honest – just not my thing. I sure did know a lot of people who did and looking back – none of us really looked at nutrition labels. My how times have changed. Shocking to see the actual “value” of ramen noodles.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Julie Paradis today highlighted the Obama Administration’s priorities for improving school meals and the health of children across the nation.